New Crime Reduction Partnership in Edmonton gets National Recognition
Safer Business Network in partnership with Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, the Metropolitan Police and Enfield Council have successfully launched a ground-breaking initiative aimed at reducing crime, violence, and anti-social behaviour in Edmonton.
Funded by the Home Office, Safer Edmonton Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) is part of a wider project coordinated by the Met Police Business Crime Hub that includes Community BCRPs situated across London.
The launch of one of our newest BCRP’s received national recognition by featuring in the Shopping Centre Weekly’s newsletter. In case you missed this, the publication can also be found here: http://www.shoppingcenterweekly.com/scw/scw_20210225uk.html
With an additional focus on violence reduction, knife crime and safeguarding young people; the SBN’s innovative approach aims to complement the strategic public health approach set out by Enfield Council’s community safety team and existing partners.
This unique BCRP model has also been created to support independent businesses and national retailers within the shopping centre by enhancing economic resilience in the post-COVID-19 context and reflects the aspirations of local business leaders’ recovery plans.
Interim Chair of Safer Edmonton & Asset Director of Edmonton Green, Sabri Marsaoui, said:
“We must make a stand against crime and disorder impacting the businesses within Edmonton Green and the surrounding areas. We are very pleased to be working with our dedicated partners at Enfield Council, the Metropolitan Police, and the amazing team at Safer Business Network, and are confident that our Business Crime Reduction Partnership will literally create a Safer Edmonton for all.”
Hannah Wadey and Rita King, Joint Chief Executive Officers for Safer Business Network, said:
“We are delighted to be working with the Met Police Business Crime Hub and our local partners in Edmonton Green to deliver our Community BCRP model to tackle violent crime, and to support businesses in these very challenging times. We look forward to making a real difference to the local community in the area.”
Inspector Matt Turner, Partnership and Prevention Team, Metropolitan Police said:
“Safer Business Network have a track record of delivering successful BCRPs in London and I’m excited to be working with them on this project. The scheme will adapt tried and tested BCRP practices to help tackle violence within businesses and the wider community.”
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Cohesion, Cllr Nneka Keazor, said:
“The Edmonton Green Business Crime Reduction Partnership supports the work that Enfield Council and its partners lead on and new projects are reported through the Strategic Board and to Public Scrutiny Panels.
“We want to build on the work carried out in partnership with communities and local businesses and we will be supporting this BCRP through many initiatives. These include the
installation of knife safes from the GLA (so that recovered knives can be stored safely), to monitoring the Council’s high quality CCTV adjacent to the Edmonton Green site and using data to understand the impact of this first Business Crime Reduction scheme for Enfield.”
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